UMAIE Course Number: T4463
SAU Course Equivalency: +BIOL 123 Special Topics in Biology (4 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Cindy Johnson, Department of Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota
Dates: To be determined (NOTE: SAU classes begin January 14)
Location: Arusha and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Field work in several national parks and conservation areas throughout the country.
Price: To be determined
This course will allow students to observe and study the world's largest population of free-ranging mega fauna and visit traditional Tanzanian cultures. We will focus on ecosystem characteristics including geology, climate, ecology, and how this intersects with human use of the land. Students will learn to identify different species (large mammals, birds, plants), animal behavior as well as how these organisms function (grazing hierarchies, adaptations, etc.) within the East African grasslands. Traditional tribes, including the hunting-gathering Hadza or pastoral Maasai, will be visited and we will learn how these groups have impacted the ecology of Northern Tanzania as well as how current land management policies regarding these tribes have compromised wildlife conservation. Students will confront issues of conflict between traditional economies, wildlife conservation, current land use, subsistence farming, over-population and exploitation.
Priority Deadline: April 12, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 3: Submit a completed Liability Form to 300 Ambrose Hall.
Step 4: Pay your remaining balance by November 1. Submit your payment to 300 Ambrose Hall. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose.
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.
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